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MasterChef – Oman!

Recently, a well-known concept was introduced to the Muscat culinary scene, the first privately owned culinary school opened in Muscat – MasterChef Institute of Culinary Arts.   I had the good fortune to join them for my very own MasterChef experience in Oman.   I have been following the MasterChef series avidly on television so I […]

Macarons fit for a Queen

In Al Mawaleh, not far from where I live, you will find the cute pink “La Petite Paris” bakery. The name says it all! “The Little Paris”, a truly French experience in Oman.  Who doesn’t love the French and their patisseries, or more specifically Macarons fit for a Queen! The bakers at this bakery learned […]

Coffee, the Turkish way

On our recent trip to Europe, flying with Turkish Airlines, we decided to stop in Instanbul to experience coffee, the Turkish way with Turkish Delight.  We flew through the night and arrived in Istanbul at 6 am.  We went straight to the hotel, hopeful that they would have a room ready for us.  We were […]

Spicy, coconut inspiration from Sri Lanka

I found the spices and coconut that the Sri Lankan’s use in their curries such an inspiration, what an explosion of flavours and oriental smells!  Trust me this Sri Lankan Fish Curry recipe is one you would love, just as I did the first time I tasted it. If you are keen to try a […]

A story about Trincomalee and feeding a nation

My husband and I recently visited Trincomalee, on the east side of Sri Lanka and absolutely adored it. We started off in Colombo and did a very brave thing by hiring a car and drove through the beautiful countryside to Trincomalee.  This was a challenge with all the hooting, traffic and at a speed of […]

Aroma – the Italian taste

I just have to tell you about the latest addition to the Muscat Restaurant scene. Yes, Aroma is the name and it is officially open since the beginning of July. When you go into the restaurant it reminds you of the Colosseum, Rome and Italy. 9     The Italian owners Ciro, Anna, Maria and co-owner […]

Artichokes, an aphrodisiac

When I see Artichokes at the market, I think work, work, work! It does take some effort to clean and prepare them, but it is worth every moment.  Because I love the look and the color of the Artichoke so much, I decided to take some time to learn more about this vegetable. The Globe […]

A trio of coconut, chilli and chicken

During our recent visit to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, I fell in love with coconuts and coconut products all over again.  Coconuts are widely used in the Sri Lankan diet and forms the main source of dietary fat. The coconut tree does not just bring a lot of value to Sri Lanka but also forms part […]

rose petals & pistachios

Al Jabal al Akhdar (The Green Mountain) in Oman is the place known for hundreds of rose bushes grown on terraces that are cut into the steep mountain slopes. Every year in April, this rugged landscape turns into the most beautiful pink environment as these roses bloom and the rich fragrance of roses fills the […]